6/23/2018 Race results / race recap


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/23/18


 Ryan storms to Maquoketa win

Kay, Soppe, Wauters, Louck, Wagner  also take QCJeeps.com checkers

 
By ROB HINCKLEY

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 23) – There was a lot of dodging raindrops Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway.

Matt Ryan just wiped his visor and barely had to dodge any traffic.

 “Lapped traffic was getting a little bit dicey.”

 Ryan stormed by Kelly Pestka on lap three and cruised to the Andover Meat IMCA Late Model feature win on QCJeeps.com Night.

 The winner did not hit lapped traffic until past the halfway point of the 25-lapper.

 “I was searching around looking to maybe find another way around and thought, man, maybe I better get back down where I was at. I figured the 7 (Andy Nezworski) and 58 (Jeremiah Hurst) were right on me.”

 The 2017 track champion was exactly right. Nezworski and Hurst were next in line. Pestka and Don Pataska rounded out the top five on a 3/8-mile dirt surface that surprised the Davenport veteran.

 “I was expecting the track to be a lot heavier with all the rain we’ve had this week. It was a lot drier than it’s been. I watched Donnie Louck win that Hobby Stock feature and saw part of that SportMod race and I thought about how dry it was getting. So we needed to change the setup a bit.”

 It was Ryan’s second straight win at the track and fifth in less than a month overall.

 Jeff Larson and Bryce Garnhart had combined for all six QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified wins – until this night.

 Justin Kay broke that streak with an impressive 20-lap win, leading just the final circuit thanks to a slide job on race long leader Timmy Current.

 Jordan Hicks, Mitch Morris and Tyler Madigan followed. Garnhart was 14th and Jeff Larson was not in attendance.

 A total of 21 B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods took the green flag for the 15-lap finale.

 Seventeen different drivers ran in the top 10 during the event.

 Tyler Soppe had the upper hand and won again. Point leader Gage Neal, Brandon Setser, Joe Grant and Wisconsin’s Jason Roth were next in line.

 Louck beat an impressive field of Ueland Auto IMCA Stock cars and topped the 15-lap feature.

 Greg Gill, Tom Cannon, Jimmy Comins and Terry Dulin were next. Current looked as if he also would win this one, but his Monte Carlo pulled up lame late in the race.

 IMCA Hobby Stocks kept up the ultra competitiveness with several cars within range of the win. But Daniel Wauters took it first to the checkers again for his fifth straight 12-lap victory.

 Dakota Simonsen led most of the way. Wauters was sent to the tail after an early race incident, but climbed his way back through the field.

 Shane Oberbreckling, Kile Vohringer and Lane Vohringer also fell to Wauters.

 Hometowner Andy Wagener made just his third Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&D Liquors 4 Cylinders start, but two have now been wins.

 He wheeled from near the rear to beat Tyler Shady, Ohio visitors Wayne Newbury and Wes Staley. Point leader Brett Marshall was fifth.

 The Junkies made their 2018 debut. Steve Sheppard won the 10-lap feature in an entertaining event.

 A total of 111 race teams jammed the pits. A rain shower delayed the start of hot laps, but racing was still completed around 10:30 p.m.

 Action continues this Saturday June 30 with racing in all regular classes - Andover Meat IMCA Late Models, QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds, B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods, Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&D Liquors 4 Cylinders. Also, the pit crews get their shot in mechanics races.

 Gates open Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are 6:15 with racing to follow.

For more information, log on to maqspeedway.com, the track Facebook page or call 563-940-7841.

 

Following are results from stock car racing Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway.

Andover Meat IMCA Late Models

Feature (25 laps) – 1. 07 Matt Ryan 2. 7 Andy Nezworski 3. 58 Jeremiah Hurst 4. 19 Kelly Pestka 5. 12 Don Pataska 6. 12X Ron Klein 7. 28C Terry Neal 8. 10T Jeff Tharp 9. 11 Lyle Klein 10. R19 Joe Ross 11. Z50 Joe Zrostlik 12. 99 Luke Pestka 13. 44W Mike Fryer 14. 14 B.J. Jackson 15. 10 Keith Feller 16. 48Z Jon Poll 17. 007 Lake Knutti (Did Not Start – 95 Eric Sanders)

1st Heat (10 laps) - 1. Ryan 2. Poll 3. Hurst 4. Pestka

2nd Heat (10 laps) – 1. Zrostlik 2. Nezworski 3. Jackson 4. L. Klein

3rd Heat (10 laps) – 1. Tharp 2. Fryer 3. Pataska 4. R. Klein

QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds

Feature (20 laps) – 1. 15K Justin Kay 2. 60F Timmy Current 3. 22H Jordan Hicks 4. 70 Mitch Morris 5. 21M Tyler Madigan 6. 19B Austin Blume 7. 11 Ray Cox, Jr. 8. 6 Jed Freiburger 9. 7M Matt Short 10. 25 Jake Bowman 11. 2G Matt Gonsen 12. 88 Jaden Fryer 13. 9 Derek Wilson 14. 3G Bryce Garnhart 15. 89 Tom Pestka 16. 53 Matt Stein 17. 70X Joe Bonney 18. 02 Rick Hussman 19. 31A Kory Meyer 20. 14D Dustin Morden 21. 8S Josh Starr 22. M0 John Ahlers

1st Heat (8 laps) - 1. Morris 2. Meyer 3. Garnhart 4. Bowman

2nd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Madigan 2. Current 3. Ahlers 4. Wilson

3rd Heat (8 laps) – 1. Hicks 2. Kay 3. Freiburger 4. Blume

B&D Pit Stop IMCA SportMods

Feature (15 laps) – 1. 3T Tyler Soppe 2. 12N Gage Neal 3. 77X Brandon Setser 4. 44 Joe Grant 5. 31 Jason Roth 6. R2 Ryan Reed 7. 88X Duane Roth 8. 5S Steven Spiker 9. W30 Tim Wade 10. 36N Joe Nemitz 11. 14J Matt Speidel 12. 71J Justin Schroeder 13. 27X Barrett Crock 14. 17S Terry Stevens 15. 32 Terry Fortmann 16. 74 Doug Burkhart 17. 39R Rance Powell 18. 86 Jake Morris 19. 75C Mitch Current 20. 17 Andrew Chelf 21. 72 Jake Ellithorpe (Disqualified – 33 Jarrett Franzen; Did Not Start – 33B Henry White, 10A Jacob Arp)

1st Heat (6 laps) - 1. Neal 2. Setser 3. Reed 4. Fortmann

2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Ellithorpe 2. Roth 3. Nemitz 4. Schroeder

3rd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Soppe 2. J. Roth 3. Chelf 4. Crock

4th Heat (6 laps) – 1. Grant 2. Franzen 3. Morris 4. Powell

Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Cars

Feature (15 laps) – 1. 31 Donnie Louck 2. 28 Greg Gill 3. 32 Tom Cannon 4. 83 Jimmy Comins 5. 3T Terry Dulin 6. 77 Tim Schneider 7. 5B Tim Bader 8. 2T Timmy Current  9. 70 Joe Bonney 10. 8L Lucas Short 11. 119 Mike Fuller 12. 27Z Chase Zaruba 13. 14 Mike McGarry

1st Heat (6 laps) - 1. McGarry 2. Current 3. Louck 4. Zaruba

2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Bonney 2. Comins 3. Gill 5. Bader

IMCA Hobby Stocks

Feature (12 laps) -1. 09 Daniel Wauters 2. 60 Dakota Simonsen 3. 11S Shane Oberbreckling 4. 01 Kile Vohringer 5. M1 Lane Vohringer 6. 28 Bobby Taggart 7. 58B Randy Byerly 8. 9 Scott Michaelis 9. 7B Jim Ball 10. 3B Brandon White 11. 7N Trenton Newhaus 12. 72X Gene Potter 13. 59 Roger Winkler 14. 92 Brandon Schneider 15. 71A Kyle Dulin

1st Heat (6 laps) - 1. Wauters 2. Simonsen 3. Michaelis 4. K. Vohringer

2nd Heat (6 laps) – 1. Byerly 2. Oberbreckling 3. Ball 4. L. Vohringer

Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&D Liquors 4 Cylinders

Feature (12 laps) – 1. 21 Andy Wagner 2. T78 Tyler Shady 3. 17 Wayne Newbury 4. 73 Wes Staley 5. 3M Brent Marshall 6. 56 Joe LaFrenz 7. 3E Dillon Embree 8. 11H Justin Hempstead 9. 125 Tim Sibley 10. 7X Rob Harding, Jr. 11. 14J Nick Proehl 12. 45 Rick Hempstead

1st Heat (4 laps) - 1. Marshall 2. LaFrenz 3. Proehl 4. Staley

2nd Heat (4 laps) – 1. Shady 2. Wagner 3. Newbury 4. Harding

JunkiesFeature (10 laps) – 1. 71 Steve Sheppard 2. 11 Nick McCrady 3. 55 Owen Hayes 4. 71 Quentyn Hubbe 5. J1 Quentyn Hubbe 6. PU Junkie Garren 7. 28 Mike Soyers